Can someone out there remind me about the details of this rule?
In case anyone else is wondering and didn't know, 2006 10-12 national champion Katrina Howard won the 10-12 girls race, then won the 10-12 boys race after a breakaway with another rider.
Thanks to MP for the explanation.
Don't beat around the bush, tell us what happened!
Yesterday a women/girl won TWO championships at the JR State Criterium Championships. The rule Steve cited made her elible to compete in the men/boys field as well as her own. And rule 6B1 states: Championships are open only to riders who hold USA Cycling rider annual licenses and meet other qualifications stated in these rules. One can apply for an annual license the day of the championship and not be honst about heir age (and thus be ineligible). This girl did that 3 years ago when her racing age was nine. Tell Tom Simonson to lobby for a rule change, for you NEVER see the girls competing with the boys at Nationals!
Thanks Steve, that was fast!
1H2. Women may enter any race for which they are eligible by age, category, and any performance requirements and may enter categorized races for men that are up to one category lower than their women's category, or in the case of category 1 women, up to two categories lower. In addition, category 4 and 3 women who are 35 or older may compete in Masters races for all riders up to 20 years greater than their racing age, subject to other eligibility requirements.